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Please look on top of your HD and u will see a table that show u the HD jumper setting (Master, Slave or Cable Select). Then look again the rear side of the HD and u will see some pin that locate beside the power input of the HD, that is the jumper pin.
Now set the jumper according to your requirement refer to the jumper setting table just now. To set it just unplug the jumper (look like a U shape contactor covered with plastic) and plug it back according to the requirement. Sometime u may lost the jumper contactor, nevermind just use what ever conductor cable to roll between the two pin and make sure the pin is connected that all.
looking at the bottom of the drive where the circiut board is ,then turn the connectors towards you, you will see the power connector , then right next to it is the pin setting block with 5 sets of 2 pins second set from the right edge is slave,put your pin tie on that set and your fine
Here is a picture I found that shows the jumper settings for: Quantum Fireball CR
Quantum Fireball CX
Quantum Fireball EL
Quantum Fireball EX
Quantum Fireball LCT08
Quantum Fireball LCT10
Quantum Fireball LCT15
Quantum Fireball Plus KA
Quantum Fireball Plus KX
Quantum Fireball SE
Quantum Fireball ST
Quantum Fireball LM
Quantum Fireball AS
A 20Gb Quantum Fireball LCT20 could be nearing its life end considering the length of time it has been in service. Perhaps what could be done is to perform a burn-in test on the 20Gb HD attaches as a Slave or Secondary on a 2nd PC or alternately, as an external mass storage device through an IDE to USB adapter. Burn-in test would be a multiple time scanning fro errors as those used by Norton Disk Doctor. Alternately, you can also Partition Magic to partition/format and eventually test the HD.
In your concern of PC slow down after 10 minutes, it is possible that:
the HD is slowing after some time or having difficulty searching for the called for system files;
heat related, either on the HD motor/bearings or even on the CPU (thermal throttling);
there are a number of software running in the background using the PC's memory;
presence of virus and/or malicious software.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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When Windows (XP?) was installed in the Quantum Fireball LCT1520 of the old Compaq Presario, the OS was married to the hardware specifically the motherboard/chipset. When it was removed and transplanted to the newer PC, the OS would be looking for the old hardware settings/configuration and since the new PC has a different motherboard and therefore cannot find the old hardware, it would loop/reboot continuously and/or BSODs.
One method of getting the old HD to work in the new PC is to do a clean/new install of the OS.
If for some reason you prefer to use the old OS in the old HD with its settings/configuration, you can try to do a repair/re-install. The procedure is similar to installing a clean/new OS except that you should opt for the 2nd repair choice (not the R or first repair option). This should retain most if not all of your old applications/settings while installing new Windows files.
Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.